There’s going to be more than one surprise in store for patrons of the Bogey Motors annual Fall Festival Car Show running from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bogey Motors Lot, 1715 Grandview Ave., Muscatine.
In addition to more than 50 classic cars, a silent auction with a variety of items, live entertainment, various food items (including the infamous Grillzilla) and beverages, the person benefiting from the event will be given the proceeds in cash at the event — and that person has no idea they’ll be receiving it.
“In the past three years when we’ve done these benefits, they’ve always been for local people suffering from stage three or four cancer, but the people have always known beforehand,” said Dave Scott, co-organizer of the event. “This year we thought we’d do something different. We invited the person to the show, but they don’t know they’re the beneficiary.”
All proceeds from the event, aside from the prize money for the top cars, will go to that person, Scott said. Admission is free for attendees, but it’s $15 to register a car for the show.
“We’re not doing this for money or anything else, we’re doing it to help someone in need and help the community,” Scott said. “It’s to build cancer awareness and to help people.”
The event began three years ago as a spring and fall gig to show off cars, but the altruism behind it has deeper roots.
“Cancer has hit our family pretty bad over the last 25 years,” Scott said. “I lost a mother to it 20 years ago and a sister-in-law to it two years ago. I’m the one who came up with the idea to do it, because I wish we had something like this 20 years ago, and it makes me feel good to know we can be that to someone else who’s suffering and whose family is suffering.”
The show was named after his late sister-in-law’s dog, in tribute to her.
“It just seemed like a fun name, and she and the whole family loved that dog,” Scott said.
There won’t be any dogs among the vehicles though.
“There are going to be some great cars out here, some really cool vintage vehicles and I think people are going to love seeing them,” Scott said. “It’s a great event for the whole family, so if you love cars, please come out and have some fun and help support our community.”
For more information on the event see https://www.facebook.com/events/2043149262639020/.